The definition we use is: “Citizen Leadership is an activity… it happens when citizens have power and influence and responsibility to make decisions. Citizen Leadership happens when individuals have some control over their own services. It also happens when citizens take action for the benefit of other citizens.”
From the priorities identified in the Moray Autism Strategy, Moray Council was awarded funding from the Scottish Government to increase awareness and understanding of autism and to develop citizen leadership.
In July 2012, people with autism were recruited to take part in extensive citizen leadership training to enable them to become trainers in Moray. We now have a group of four autism citizen leaders in Moray who work as part of the Autism Training Team to deliver autism awareness training. To enquire about bookings and dates please email – email@example.com
The citizen leaders have also been involved in consultation around the future development of a one stop shop for autism in Moray which could offer support face-to-face and through the development of a range of social media. This was identified by service users as a need during the consultation for the strategy.
The Moray Autism Partnership Board